L. Frank Baum Birthplace

L. Frank Baum was born on or near the location of this private home.

Wizard of Oz author Lyman Frank Baum was born on this site on May 15, 1856. It is uncertain whether he was born in the current house (still a private home) or a previous building; if a previous building, it is uncertain precisely where on the property that building was located. In any case, the Baums resided here for only about two years after Lyman’s birth before moving on.